Props to Cam for apologizing for his anti-snitching comments. No, really, props to Cam. One second he can confidently sit back and act like he wouldn’t be shook living next to a serial killer but suggests that he would “probably move” and the next minute he’s hiring a big PR firm and apologizing. People only apologize for statements after they’re told mainstream America doesn’t agree with them. If you say something, you probably mean it at the time, right? So why apologize later for it unless you realize you made a bad business move? Cam, what is your “code of ethics”? If Cam really believes in never telling on anybody, then he should stick to it. Why apologize if it’s something you believe in? Otherwise, tell us how you really feel and how a person in your socioeconomic class really feels and how you probably like the fact that you have someone at your disposal to protect your Lamborghini. Excuse me, I forgot you had a couple of them.
Kevin Liles thinks Cam’s apology holds no weight.
So T-Pain got arrested for refusing to end his performance in Miami. In all honesty, dude should have been arrested the first time he stepped into a studio.
You’ve got to love the allegations that are coming out that Flavor of Love was staged. Really? And to think that young, attractive women won’t throw themselves at Public Enemy’s hypeman in 2007. Talk about a letdown.
Props to Rick Ross for naming his new album “Trilla” as a tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Get it, it’s “Thriller” without the “h”? As a tribute to that, my debut album is going to be titled Prt o Miam. Maybe I’ll really pay homage by taking at least two letters out of each word - Po Iam.
And he’s doing it to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. What, was the title “Macaulay, Come Sleep With Me!” already taken? What about “Boyz N Da Bed”? Maybe that can be a group thing. Let’s hope Rick Ross isn’t considering a nose job and practicing walking backwards with one glove on. If Rick really wants to pay tribute to that sick fuck then he should do all his interviews climbing a tree a la The Gloved One.
Here’s what will happen if Rick Ross is fans of other musicians and needs more titles for more albums that more labels want to put out so more people buy:
The Beach Boys – Walrus Sounds
Bob Dylan – Port of Miami Revisited
The Beatles – Revolver (why even bother changing that title?)
The Beatles – The Walrus Album
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Hunting Walruses?
Carole King – Crapestry
Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard (again, why change the title if it fits?)
Guns N Roses – Appetite for Walruses and Crack
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Walrus The Way I Love You
Johnny Cash – At (Insert Prison Here) Prison (isn’t that where all drug dealers end up anyway? That is, if they don’t end up in politics.)
Sly and the Family Stone – Sell!
Beastie Boys – Rick’s Walrus Boutique
I hope I was able to help. I’ve been counting down the days for the next album.
Here’s a message from Snoop’s lawyer Donald Etra about Snoop not being allowed into Australia: “We are very disappointed and hope that the minister will reconsider his decision. Snoop just completed a very successful European tour where he was able to spread his message of peace to his fans and hopes to continue it around the world. Snoop has no gang ties and this is evident through his ongoing efforts to get kids off the streets and out of gangs via self-funded programs…”
Snoop may not have “gang ties” so to say, but he has been making the headlines every two weeks for drug charge after drug charge. The guy just doesn’t learn. If you are Snoop Dogg, police are automatically going to associate you with drugs, and if you have drugs on you, they are going to find them. Let’s not forget that Snoop thought he could sneak a baton through airport security. By no means has be been a model citizen.
And about Donald Etra talking about his “message of peace,” of course he has a message of peace. All potheads do. Why? Because they’re too lazy to fight! If you spend all your time getting baked, you barely have the energy to flip burgers down at the local dive. How are you possibly going to have the energy to toke up on the regular and then go engage in physical activity, albeit violent physical activity? Memo to Snoop – do your drugs and do your shows, just don’t be surprised when some people don’t want you coming to their country to spread your “message of peace.”
Michael Vick may have taken himself out of the running for Person of the Year after police discovered 60 dogs at one of his properties. No, Mike is not going 101 Dalmations on us. Instead, his “family members,” or so he claims, are using the dogs for dog-fighting. Ron Mexico claimed he knew nothing about it and that he doesn’t visit the house regularly. He basically solved his problem by saying he’s got some bad family members. Look, when I would go home on college breaks, I would notice certain things. My TV was gone, my room got repainted, stuff like that. Wouldn’t you think that if you went to one of your homes, even if you don’t go there all the time, and found 60 dogs running around that you might think something was up? How do you not notice that?
“What are all these dogs doing in my house?”
“I started a dog-walking service, Mike.”
“Why are they all biting each other?”
“They’re dogs, Mike.”
“Why do they have bite marks all over them?”
“They’re dogs, Mike.”
“Why do they all look like they’re starving?”
“They’re dogs, Mike.”
“Why are there two dogs in a cage fighting each other?”
“They’re dogs, Mike.”
“Why is there a pile of dead dogs under the porch?”
“They’re dogs, Mike.”
Go back to the top and repeat at least three times. If you get tired of having bad-Vick-family-member give the same “They’re dogs, Mike” response, then mix in a “Blame it on Marcus” and it should be just as interesting.
As long as we’re talking about a VaTech alum, has anyone else found it extremely hypocritical for a certain website to post a Virginia Tech “tribute” song next to Swizz Beatz’ “Bust Yo Gunz”?
Here’s a quick sidenote – R.Kelly’s doing a tribute song to VaTech. [Insert comment about how college kids are over 18 here].
But just as Mike Vick’s not going to be getting Person of the Year anytime soon, Shawnna’s probably not going to be getting Decision Maker of the Year anytime soon either. Stop the presses, she’s leaving DTP. Now Luda will have to go find another “First Lady.” Honestly, what is Shawnna going to be able to accomplish on her own that she couldn’t do with Luda? Chingy left, couldn’t do it and now he’s back. Is Shawnna going to do the same thing? Let’s not forget that Shawnna also passed on “Gold Digger” from Kanye before he took that and made it his own song. I wish Shawnna the best of luck because wining on a team or by yourself is not easy, but I just don’t see how this decision is going to help her.
Tru Life is fast becoming my favorite rapper. In his Hot97 interview, he refers to the Dipset as “The Spice Girls.” Wow. He also continues to refer to Jim Jones as “Jenny Jones” and is apparently wearing his ring. Ed Lover makes the mistake of calling certain rappers “talented” though. And comparing Tru Life vs. Jim Jones as 2Pac vs. Big is crazy. With all due respect, neither one of those dudes is close to that platform yet.
And Mr. Lover, saying, “We don’t need another black eye in hip-hop” is way too redundant right now. Everyone always says that like it’s not okay to have issues with people. The problem is, in baseball, for example, if a pitcher doesn’t like someone, they throw at them. If the batter doesn’t like the pitcher, he shows him up on a home run. Sometimes a fight ensues and the benches clear, but usually everything works out okay. In hip-hop, you can’t do that. The only solution these days is making threats via mixtapes or making threats via mixtapes.
Saying that there can’t be problems in hip-hop is like saying you should be married for 25 years and never have a fight that the neighbors can hear. It’s good for Tru Life to stand up for what he believes in. He believes Jim Jones is poisoning the kids and he’s taking a stand. Whether he is or not, that’s for individuals to decide for themselves. The main problem in hip-hop today is that everyone making the money is so blinded by the almighty dollar that as long as whatever song or movement is being pushed, whether it’s about hustling all day or being a go-getter or whatever, it’s going to get play as long as it’s colored green.
How else can you explain the fact that motherfuckers wear sunglasses in the mall? Didn’t someone at MTV look at the first video with dudes wearing sunglasses usually reserved for glaucoma patients and say, “You know what, guys? The song is cool and I’m sure you have fans, but this just really, really doesn’t make any sense. You’re in a dark place where you can barely see anything without nightvision and you’re practically wearing blinders. It’s just not practical. You look like you need a cane to go along with those things over your eyes.”
And honestly, hip-hop is going to always have a black eye whether it’s intentional or not. No matter what happens in the U.S., it’s going to be related back to hip-hop in a negative way. Hip-hop made Imus do it. Hip-hop made Scott Peterson do it. Hip-hop made Bush do it. Hell, hip-hop even converted Tom Cruise to scientology. Unless hip-hop is some mutant with a bunch of eyes, as far as I’m concerned, one of those eyes is always going to have a ring around it and there are some times when both eyes are going to have rings around it. One black eye is all it takes for motherfuckers to look twice at you when you’re walking down the street. If you have two, they’re still going to stare at you, only it’ll be for a little longer.
And just so you know, when I say Tru Life is fast becoming my favorite rapper, it’s because he’s saying things that most artists are scared to say. Most artists, especially from New York, would rather talk about the state of hip-hop and how it’s “not dead” and how “New York is going to come back but it’s these other dudes’ faults.” Tru is saying something. And while Cam’s people are saying that there was no altercation and all that, all you can really say is, “Does it even matter?” Cam will still drop an album with computers ‘putin and I’ll listen to it and Tru Life will still drop an album, with or without references to his enemies, and I’ll listen to it.
It’s good to see Jermaine Dupri is able to throw $2000 out to a crowd during a show. Now maybe if he could put a little something behind the actual artists over the age of 21 that he signed…
If you don’t have anything to do, you can go check out the Price of Fame Tour featuring Bow Wow and Jibbs. For just a small price you can leave the concert with a lower IQ and increased estrogen. Your girl Rosie could definitely benefit from the latter.
Good to see Eve using her best judgment as she got caught driving drunk. Driving drunk is never good, but it’s even worse when you’re driving drunk in a Maserati. Eve, no matter how cool you are with Gwen Stefani and no matter how many different Barbershops you make, you can not drink, drive and expect to get away with it.
Sean Paul of the Youngbloodz is changing his name to Sean P. I guess he’d rather be known as an underground rapper from Brooklyn that wears Timbs than a reggae artist from Jamaica. And let’s be honest, does anyone, including Lil’ Jon, even care? I’m not sure if “Sean P” wants to schedule any tourstops in Brownsville anytime soon.
And we can all rest a lot easier this week, even with the gas prices going through the roof. Why, you may ask? Because Kelly Rowland supports hip-hop. And Nas had the nerve to say it was dead. I’m sending a virtual ice grill over to the whole Ill Will camp as you read this. And for the record, does hip-hop or R&B care about or support Kelly Rowland?
Puffy’s got his new cologne coming out (watch out, Cam!). He named it after his career as a rapper – Unforgivable.